How to Fix iPhone iPad Slide to Unlock Not Working

Summary

Slide to unlock not working on your iPhone iPad? Here in this post, we will show you detailed steps to fix this problem.

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Q: Good evening, everyone. My iPad won't slide to unlock. Nothing happens when I try to slide it. Why my slide to unlock not responding and how to fix it? Any ideas are appreciated!

A User from Apple Discussion

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Slide to unlock not working actually has something to do with the apps and systems. It can also happen quite sudden out of hardware failure. No matter how iPhone iPad won't slide to unlock issues happen, try the solutions below and see if you can fix it.

How to Fix iPhone iPad Won't Slide to Unlock

Since there are many reasons causing iPhone iPad won't slide to unlock issues, solutions may vary from each other. We suggest you try them one by one.

1 > Fix iPhone iPad Won't Slide to Unlock by a Hard Reset

Press and hold the Sleep/Awake button and the Home button or Volume Down and Home button (iPhone 7 and later) simultaneously, don't let it go until the Apple logo appears. This method works for most users.

2 > Fix iPhone iPad Won't Slide to Unlock by Cleaning Your Hands/Screen

We love moistures, especially in winter. However, this is also one of the causes of iPhone iPad won't slide to unlock issues. Just try to clean your hands and the screen, see if slide to unlock not working issue has fixed.

3 > Fix iPhone iPad Won't Slide to Unlock by Restoring iPhone iPad

Restoring iPhone iPad can fix nearly all problems caused by software. Before following the steps below to restore iPhone iPad, please make sure you have the latest version of iTunes and there is a previous iTunes backup on your computer.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to computer via an USB cable, launch iTunes if it doesn't pop out automatically.

Step 2. Click the device tab, go to Summary. Click Restore Backup. Select one previous backup and confirm, your device would soon be restored.

Fix iPhone iPad Won't Slide to Unlock by Restoring - Step 2

Fix iPhone iPad Won't Slide to Unlock by Restoring - Step 2

4 > Fix iPhone iPad Slide to Unlock Not Working by Asking Siri to Open Apps from Lock Screen

If none of the methods above work for you, then slide to unlock not working issues are caused by the hardware. If you need to unlock your iPhone iPad urgently, you can fix this problem temporarily by asking Siri to open an app from lock screen.

Press the Home button and activate Siri. Say open Email, or open Settings, or any app you like, enter your password. Once you are in the app, press Home button again and you can get back to the main screen.

5 > Go to the Apple Store

There are specialists in Apple Store and they can surely fix it. Even though it could be expensive, but if your iPhone is still under warranty, then it shouldn't be a problem.

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The Bottom Line

That's all for how to fix iPhone iPad won't slide to unlock and one easy method of transferring data from old iPhone to new iPhone. If you find this post helpful, please do share it with others. Any questions? Please do leave them in the comment column, we will reply as soon as possible. By the way, if you need to upgrade to new iPhone, please give AnyTrans a try.

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